Akee



a tropical tree, Blighia sapida, of the soapberry family, cultivated for the edible aril of its seeds.
Historical Examples

It is a derivative from the words Algonquin, and akee, earth, or land.
The Indian in his Wigwam Henry R. Schoolcraft

It is a term derived from the word Algonquin, and akee, earth or land.
The Indian in his Wigwam Henry R. Schoolcraft

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